London .NET user group 15th November

The agenda for our 15 November session is finally agreed. We are focusing on connected systems with this one. Sign up at our site or mailing list.

Introduction to Windows Communication Foundation
The Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) (previously codenamed "Indigo") is Microsoft’s unified framework for building secure, reliable, transacted, and interoperable distributed applications. As a result designing and developing SOA solutions has never been easier (and cheaper), and will finally bring systems integration to the masses!

This presentation will start with an introduction to WCF and it’s features, before moving onto code examples and explanations of some of it’s more advanced concepts. The presentation will conclude with demonstrations on how WCF can be used to implement common integration design patterns, and an open-floor conversation about how it can be put to use within your organisation.

Dean Robertson works as a Senior Software Consultant for Cassium Technologies (part of the Netstore Group), delivering complex integration solutions to the UK financial industry. He has several years experience with Microsoft technologies, but has recently specialised in Microsoft BizTalk, .NET and WinFX.

A walk inside BizTalk
After three iterations, BizTalk reinvented itself, with even further improvements in the 2006 product. But what exactly is it, and what problems does it solve? This talk aims to provide insight into not just BizTalk’s impressive and extensive feature set but also its purpose. If you’ve ever looked at BizTalk before or just want to know more about what it can do, this talk is for you.
Jon Fancey is an MVP in BizTalk Server with many years experience in software integration. He currently works as a Microsoft partner and independent consultant in implementing BizTalk solutions and enjoys writing for both MSDN and MSDN magazine on enterprise computing topics.

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